Cubs lineup vs. Dodgers, Jon Lester returns

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Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports
Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (12-10) go for the three-game sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-11) at Wrigley Field on Thursday at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network (out-of-market only), SportsNet LA, and SNLA Spanish.

Feel free to visit CubsHQ.com during the game as we will have a live game thread covering the ballgame with one of our writers. If you haven't joined our 100% free site, REGISTER HERE. It takes only 30 seconds to get a full membership.

Lineup notes: Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber each have a homer apiece against today's Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling.

Jason Heyward has five homers in only 20 games. Last season, he didn't hit his fifth dinger until June 29 against the Twins.

Cubs lineup vs. Dodgers:

Ben Zobrist RF
Kris Bryant 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
Daniel Descalso 2B
Willson Contreras C
Jason Heyward CF
Kyle Schwarber LF
Jon Lester P

Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran Jon Lester (1-0, 2.57 ERA) on the mound against righty Ross Stripling (1-1, 3.07 ERA).

Probable Pitchers vs. D-backs:

Kyle Hendricks vs. LHP Robbie Ray
Yu Darvish vs. RHP Zack Godley
Jose Quintana vs. Luke Weaver



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